I haven't blogged on here in such a long time....I just haven't had the UMPH !! I have enjoyed everyones support and sharing on my face book page, thanks so much.
Sometimes I feel I don't have much to say about domestic violence, but get me on a roll and I wont shut up. I have been away from my abuser for 7 years now, and yes he still drives me crazy. He has moved on, re-married, had a child...and yes, been put in jail for domestic assault among other things...and yes, still feels the need to call me and question everything I do.
I'm happy to say I didn't hear a peep from him at Christmas, but sad for my daughter.
I guess its always a cycle. I am so done with abusive personalities and all the crap that goes with it. After being away from him, I have realized how bad it actually was.
So here's looking forward to 2013, hope everyone has a great year!!! I will blog more for sure...at least one post a month !!!
Thanks for keeping in contact on face book. http://facebook.com/awarenessdv I love hearing from you!
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Have you ever had to get an order of protection?
Its not a great experience, at the time, but well worth it. I will never forget standing up in court, in front of a bunch of people, explaining the incidences, on why I needed this protection. People are in court for so many reasons, and most don't understand Domestic Violence. They listen with amazement.
I got my order of protection, and I was relieved. I didn't have to deal to my ex-husband. I was lucky enough to have delt with a legal advocate, who would drop my daughter off for visitation.
When I actually went back to court for my final divorce hearing, my ex-husband didn't even show up. The judge took out another order of protection of the next year to follow.
What your experiences with orders of protections?
Did your abuser co-operate with the order? Did you think it scared them?
I know my abuser was terrified to end up in jail if he violated the order, so I guess it worked. He usually thought he was above the law, but this was a great reality check.